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The Synod Snapshot

October 18, 2013

FAQs about Synod closing assembly

The closing assembly of the Second General Synod of the Archdiocese of Miami will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning at 9 a.m.

Archbishop Wenski has extended an open invitation to all the faithful of the Church in South Florida. He would like to see every parish well represented. In fact, some parishes are organizing buses for their parishioners. If your parish is organizing a group, please, kindly let us know ahead of time by calling Jacqui Debs at 305-762-1088.

  • There will be no registration, tickets or special group seating.
  • The day's events will be held mainly in English. The keynote speaker, His Excellency, Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, will give his address in English and Spanish.
  • Please plan on arriving well before 9 a.m. The event ends at 1 p.m. (We do not recommend coming mid-morning as there will be no seating available.)
  • There will be a ministry fair showcasing the work of the various Archdiocesan ministries.
  • Discounted parking rate: $9 for self-park and $12 for valet parking. Please, bring ticket to assembly for validation.
  • Entrance to the Ballroom level is through the 7th floor of the parking garage.
  • Continental breakfast will be served right after Mass. There will not be food or beverages available before Mass.
  • Location: The Ballroom at the Miami Hilton Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami FL 33132

And for those who are unable to attend the assembly, please tune in to Radio Paz (830 am) to listen to the events on the radio, or watch a livestream by Radio Paz, which will be available on the Archdiocese website. You will also be able to watch the Mass and portions of the assembly on EWTN.

The Synod team asks for everyone's prayers during the upcoming days as we make our final preparations for this historic day.

Rosemarie Banich
Synod Director

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